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April 7, 2014
10:00 EDTBCR, APC, DHI, CSX, OLN, STO, RDC, NYCB, MAT, KMT, CNVR, AVGO, ANN, AEOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Ann Inc. (ANN) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Avago (AVGO) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Conversant (CNVR) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Kennametal (KMT) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Mattel (MAT) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... New York Community Bancorp (NYCB) downgraded to Underweight at JPMorgan... Rowan (RDC) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Statoil (STO) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Olin Corp. (OLN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Monness Crespi... CSX (CSX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... D.R. Horton (DHI) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Anadarko (APC) downgraded to Accumulate from Buy at KLR Group... C.R. Bard (BCR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill.
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September 24, 2014
16:22 EDTMATOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were higher after a report showed that sales of new homes rose to their highest level in over six years in August. The volume and news flow were relatively light, which may be the case again tomorrow as many market participants celebrate the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., new home sales rose 18.0% in August to a 504K unit rate, which was much higher than the expected 4.4% increase. COMPANY NEWS: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) advanced $4.64, or 7.4%, to $67.33 after the home goods retailer last night reported second quarter earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' consensus estimates. The better than expected report and rise in the stock comes a day after William Blair downgraded the stock yesterday morning... Citizen Financial (CFG), the U.S. retail bank unit of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), became the year's second largest IPO behind Alibaba (BABA) after 140M shares began trading on the NYSE this morning. The stock ended it first day up $1.58, or 7.35%, at $23.08, which was far cry from the advance seen by another of the day's new stock debuts. CyberArk (CYBR) priced 5.36M shares at $16.00, opened for trade at $25.00 and ended the day at $29.94, making for a rise of over 87% from its IPO pricing. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR), which advanced $8.27, or 28.18%, to $37.62 after the company agreed to acquire Civitas Therapeutics for $525M in cash. Civitas, which was private, had been scheduled to come public via an IPO that was expected to happen later this week prior to the deal announcement. Also higher was Hasbro (HAS), which rose $2.01, or 3.8%, to $54.95 after striking a deal that gives the company global rights, excluding Japan, to develop dolls based on Disney's (DIS) princess characters, as well as Frozen, beginning in 2016. Mattel (MAT), which currently holds those rights, slid 40c, or 1.25%, to $31.67 in the wake of the news. Also lower were shares of Skechers (SKX), which fell $5.69, or 9.8%, to $52.40 after research firm SportscanInfo reported that the footwear maker's sales had fallen 3% last week. However, Sterne Agee recommended buying the stock on the weakness. INDEXES: The Dow rose 154.19, or 0.9%, to 17,210.06, the Nasdaq gained 46.53, or 1.03%, to 4,555.22, and the S&P 500 added 15.53, or 0.78%, to 1,998.30.
09:05 EDTDHIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:38 EDTDHIKB Home drops 3% to $16.49 after Q3 results miss estimates
KH Home (KBH) peers include Beazer Homes (BZH), D.R. Horton (DHI), Hovnanian (HOV), Lennar (LEN), M.D.C. Holdings (MDC), PulteGroup (PHM), Ryland Group (RYL) and Toll Brothers (TOL).
September 23, 2014
13:02 EDTRDCBlue Harbour Group raises stake in Rowan Companies to 7.9% from 6.5%
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11:38 EDTANNAscena Retail plummets to 52-week low after results, guidance trail consensus
Shares of Ascena Retail (ASNA), a national specialty retailer of apparel for women and teen girls, are falling after the company's fourth quarter results and fiscal 2015 profit outlook trailed analysts' consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Ascena Retail reported Q4 adjusted EPS of 13c and revenue of $1.18B, far below analysts' consensus estimates of 18c and $1.21B, respectively. Same store sales for the period declined 2%. Looking ahead, Ascena Retail forecast FY15 adjusted EPS of 90c-$1.00 excluding any acquisition-related, integration and restructuring costs that may be incurred during the fiscal year, significantly trailing the consensus of $1.25. The company sees EPS down compared to last year in the first half, but expects growth in the second half. The company sees flat to modest positive total comparable store growth for the year, with Fall flat to down low-single digits, and Spring up low-single digits. EBITA growth for the year is seen in the mid-to-high single digits, with the EBITDA rate flat to up 20 basis points, with 80-100 basis points of improvement in gross margin rate mostly offset by operating expense rate de-leverage. Ascena also sees a net new store increase of 30-40 units, capital expenditures of $350M-$375M and an effective tax rate of 37% vs. 32% in fiscal year 2014. The company sees FY15 double digit growth in depreciation, with projected expenses between $210M-$215M. The company's guidance is based on an ongoing challenging retail environment. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Ascena President and Chief Executive Officer David Jaffe commented that Q4 EPS was "in line" with expectations, despite mixed results across its portfolio and soft traffic patterns. Jaffe said the company is maintaining a conservative outlook for the Fall season, as the company has "yet to see sustained evidence of market improvement." Ascena also said it plans to increasingly focus on adjusted EBITDA as an indicator of underlying financial performance because it normalizes for major changes in non-cash depreciation and tax rates. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, research firm SunTrust lowered its price target on Ascena Retail to $17 from $21 after the company reported results that were weak across the board. The firm believes that the company is making appropriate changes and seems well-positioned for the future, while its brand integrity is intact across divisions. SunTrust reiterated a Buy rating on shares. Another firm, Oppenheimer, said Ascena's retail strategies should help stem margin pressure. The firm added that the profitability of the company's new brands is rising significantly, while its guidance looks conservative. Oppenheimer cut its price target on the shares to $19 from $22, but kept an Outperform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Ascena Retail fell $2.69, or 16.24%, to $13.85 on nearly four times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock notched a fresh 52-week low of $13.72. Including today's pull-back, the shares have lost approximately 22% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other specialty retailers catering to women include Christopher & Banks (CBK), Chico's FAS (CHS), and Ann Inc. (ANN).
10:23 EDTNYCBHigh option volume stocks
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07:30 EDTOLNUBS to hold a conference
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September 22, 2014
07:25 EDTCSXCitigroup to hold a conference
Industrials Conference to be held in Boston on September 22-24.
06:18 EDTAVGOAvago gained significant share in iPhone 6, says Citigroup
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September 19, 2014
10:06 EDTAEOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Concur (CNQR) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Continental Resources (CLR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... DuPont (DD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BGC Financial... First Horizon (FHN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Guess (GES) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Buckingham... National CineMedia (NCMI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Capital One... SABMiller (SBMRY) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura... Synovus (SNV) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Texas Capital (TCBI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... VF Corp. (VFC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Zions Bancorp (ZION) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.
08:11 EDTAVGOTriQuint chip among those in iPhone 6 Plus, iFixit reports
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08:07 EDTAVGOAvago average iPhone content rose, says Craig-Hallum
Criag-Hallum believes that Avago has about $5.50 in average content in the iPhone 6/6+, which is up from about $4.00 in average content in the iPhone 5S/5C. The firm sees "minimal risk" to Street estimates for the company's October quarter. It keeps a $100 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
08:03 EDTAVGOInvenSense, NXP, RF Micro chips included in iPhone 6, iFixit reports
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06:30 EDTAEOAmerican Eagle upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
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06:19 EDTBCRC.R. Bard management to meet with JMP Securities
Meeting to be held in Boston on September 23 hosted by JMP Securities.
September 18, 2014
10:57 EDTAEOU.S. ITC to investigate 17 denim jean companies for patent infringement
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07:38 EDTAPCUBS to hold a conference
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September 17, 2014
17:18 EDTRDCRowan Companies CFO J. Kevin Bartol retiring
Rowan Companies CFO & Treasurer J. Kevin Bartol has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Bartol will continue to serve until a successor is chosen and a smooth transition is completed. The company is conducting a search and intends to name Mr. Bartol's successor in short order. The company also announced that Melanie M. Trent has been promoted to Executive VP, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer and will assume responsibility for the Legal function, as well as retain responsibility for the Human Resources, Information Technology and Communications departments. Ms. Trent succeeds John L. Buvens, Jr. who is retiring.
13:34 EDTRDCRowan Companies downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale
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10:00 EDTANNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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